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Purdue’s Sackler family wants global opioids settlement: Sackler lawyer Mary Jo White

In… public comments on behalf of the Sacklers, White told me why the family believed the litigation against them and their company is legally dubious, factually misleading and politically motivated. The claims are gargantuan: An expert plaintiffs’ witness in the nationwide MDL in Cleveland recently estimated that it will cost nearly half a trillion dollars…

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Lawsuits puts pressure on family that owns opioid company

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense … Having Sackler family members named as defendants in Massachusetts “indicates that the government attorneys believe they have the ‘smoking guns’ necessary to broaden the potential liability…

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New York Attorney General slams Sacklers’ tepid financial info disclosures

New York’s attorney general… told a U.S.bankruptcy [on April 29th, 2020] court that the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma LP, have slow-rolled and resisted discovery requests into their finanancial information. AG Letitia James said that the Sackler’s have produced few primary documents in the six months to make voluntary disclosures about their finances. The…

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Meet the Sacklers

What some call philanthropy, others, such as Stanford University ethics professor Rob Reich, call “reputation laundering”. But what’s less well known, though increasingly being exposed, is that much of their wealth comes from one product – OxyContin, the blockbuster prescription painkiller first launched in 1996. “Greed is the main thing. The market for OxyContin should have been much,…

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…opioid “settlement” plan

Luther Strange was championing… arguments against opioid lawsuits, he was also working behind the scenes as a paid attorney for members of the Sackler family… he’s a former US Senator from Alabama. …AGs are sticking to their demand that the Sacklers forfeit more of the personal fortune they amassed from opioid sales, valued at more…

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One of Purdue Pharma’s owners, dies… amid a slew of multi-million dollar lawsuits against her family’s company

The Sacklers have expressed sympathy but refuse to take responsibility for the nation’s opioid epidemic. US Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain agreed to pause the lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler’s until next month with the intention of stopping suits longer so a settlement can be worked out. Drain gave the company, state attorneys general and lawyers…

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Sacklers lose bid to dismiss charges in Mass. in first test of… family liability

A Massachusetts judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims members of the Sackler family and the company they own, Purdue Pharma, helped create the nation’s opioid epidemic. In a decision released late Tuesday afternoon (10/9/2019), Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has jurisdiction to pursue the 17…

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…pause Sackler suits[?]

Attorneys general for 25 states and lawyers for more than 500 local and tribal governments have asked a judge to let actions against family members move ahead. The company has said that if the Sacklers face litigation across the country, they may not be willing or able to kick in the $3 billion to $4.5…

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